How to find your saved wifi password
In today's time, the Internet has become an important part of our everyday life. As with all devices that we store, the most common is the convenient way we achieve connectivity. It can be difficult to keep track of all these devices, login, and wifi hotspots we connect to.
Are you still using the same wifi password your ISP wrote you on the back of the router? If so, it's probably some long combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. You can never remember that password.
Most people write the password somewhere or simply check the label behind the router. Fortunately, if you already have a computer connected to your WiFi network, you can easily see your password.
View WiFi Password in Windows
- To view the WiFi password on your Windows, you must check whether you are already connected to the WiFi network or already connected to the WiFi network. If you are connected then all you need to do is right-click on the wifi icon in the system tray and choose Open Network and Sharing Center.
- Now you have to click on Change Adapter Settings.
- Then you have to find the icon for Wi-Fi, right-click on it.
- Now you have to click on the Wireless Properties button and then click on the Security tab.
- Now you will see the wifi password in the network security key box.
Find all Wifi passwords saved in Windows 10
If you want to find a saved wifi password on your Windows then there are two ways.
- Using Windows commands
- To find the saved wifi password on your Windows, you must first open the Open Command Prompt (Windows Key + X + C)
- Then run the following command to show all the saved Wifi profiles on your computer: netsh WLAN show profile
- Now you need to run the following command to reveal the wifi password contents of each profile: netsh WLAN show profilname=WifiConnectionName key=clear
- Using Wifi password revealer
If you do not want to use the Windows command line, you can also use a third-party software called Magical Jellybean WiFi Password Revisor, which will allow you to retrieve all saved WiFi passwords in Windows.
All you have to do is download and install the Wifi password revision and run it. No configuration required.
After that, you have to select any Wifi connection and press Ctrl + Alt + C to copy the password to the clipboard.
See Wi-Fi Password on Android
It is not at all easy to see Wi-Fi passwords on mobile. If you are running Android 10 then you are lucky because it is easy to get Android 10: for this, you have to go into settings and then on network and internet then you have to select Wi-Fi.
(If you are not currently connected to any network, you will have to connect to the network that you will be connected to first. Then, tap on the Share button, and the network password will be shown under the QR code.
If you want to see Wi-Fi passwords without Android 10, then for this you need to have the root of the phone. If your phone is root then a root-friendly file explorer like solid explorer will help you to find the password: just / data/misc. / Must navigate to wifi and open the wpa_supplicant.conf file
You should then be able to find the name of the network with its password, within that document.
See Wi-Fi Password on iPhone
Viewing a Wi-Fi password on an iPhone is not an easy task, as Apple never built this feature in iOS. If you want to see your iPhone's Wi-Fi password, you need to use the Mac instructions above to see the password on your computer by syncing with your iCloud kitchen. This method will work on a Mac, regardless of the device you are using. Whether connected to that network or not. If you don't have a Mac, though, you're mostly out of your luck.
While this has become much less common, jailbreaking your phone is another option. Only the most dedicated users now go through the process of hacking their iOS device, but if you're jailbroken, Cydia (for jailbreak phones App Store) and search for WiFi passwords. This tool reveals those passwords.
See Wi-Fi Password in macOS
Apple's macOS stores the Wi-Fi password in its kitchen, which you can easily view by opening the Kitchen Access app. To open Spotlight, you must first press Command + Space, search for "Kitchen Access" and open the app. Then, the first search for the name of any Wi-Fi network that you have connected, use the search bar in the Kitchen Access app.
Now you will see the network in the list, double-click on it to see the password entry. You should see show password box below to see the password in plain text
Finding WiFi password of the current network in Linux
To find the current network's WiFi password in Linux, you must open a new terminal window
Then to find out where the network connection details are stored, now the following commands have to be run in the terminal.
List all saved networks on your Ubuntu machine, with the ls command
Now with the help of the CAT command after the network name, you can see all the details saved in which in WiFi-security you can find the password which will be prefixed by "PSC =". Also, replace Fosbeats with your own network name from memory.
sudo cat Fossbytes
Recover Linux Wireless Password Using Ubuntu Desktop (no commands)
- First, you have to click on the WiFi icon. Now at the bottom of the menu, click on the Edit connection option.
- After clicking on the network connection, you will see different options under Ethernet and Wi-Fi. Now you will see the saved network connection under the Wi-Fi option. Now depending on your requirement, you can click on the wifi network to select it and press the edit button for further operation.
- After clicking on the edit option, you will see a new window with a different tab. There, by selecting the Wi-Fi Security tab, it will reveal the security and password associated with it.
- Now to see the saved password of the network, you have to tick the show password option